What is your view on global warming?
Honestly i do not belive in this but it would be nice to see what other people have to say
And no, I am NOT a liberal
hey moron, theheels90 if we can not even predict the weather accurately, then how can we predict what is going to happen in the next millennium
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Earth has always had climate cycles. There is ZERO evidence linking this current 2 THOUSANDTH of one degree change to man...NOTHING AT ALL... ZIP... ZERO... NADA... Lot of hype and hysterics to make Al Gore rich
Nice big list...what is THEIR agenda??? And what about the list that is about 500 times bigger of scientists who disagree with it???
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List of scientists opposing the mainstream scientific assessment of global warming
Reason Public Policy Institute
Timothy F. Ball
Fred Barnes (journalist)
Robert M. Carter
Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
George V. Chilingar
John Coleman (meteorologist)
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Cooler Heads Coalition
William R. Cotton
John Lawrence Daly
Robert E. Davis (climatologist)
Chris de Freitas
Michael J. Doherty
Paul Driessen (lobbyist)
Martin Durkin (television director)
Friends of Science
George C. Marshall Institute
Global Climate Coalition
Vincent R. Gray
William M. Gray
Tom Harris (lobbyist)
David Henderson (economist)
Robert Henderson (writer)
High Park Group
Randy Hillier (politician)
James P. Hogan (writer)
Craig D. Idso
Keith E. Idso
Sherwood B. Idso
International Policy Network
Investor's Business Daily
Federico Jiménez Losantos
Charles Foster Johnson
Barry Jones (executive)
William Kininmonth (meteorologist)
Ian Macfarlane (politician)
Tibor R. Machan
Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
Patrick Moore (environmentalist)
Hugh Morgan (Australian businessman)
National Center for Policy Analysis
Natural Resources Stewardship Project
Progress Party (Norway)
Arthur B. Robinson
Sarah Scaife Foundation
Michael Savage (commentator)
James R. Schlesinger
Science & Environmental Policy Project
Science and Public Policy Institute
Julian Lincoln Simon
The Wall Street Journal
Peter Walsh (federal politician)
Western Fuels Association
James Whale (radio)
I guess these people ALL have some questionable agenda??? Moron
- ZambitiLv 61 decade ago
Don't believe - when all this first starting reaching the feverish pitch, I simply went to the local University's climatological web site. I checked their nice line graph of average temps since the beginning of noted temperature gathering, and saw that the "global warming" of the early 1900s more than mirrored the current push. It also sunk deeply into a global cooling many years later. Guess what? The graph simply showed a peak and valley routine that the temp has been following since the earliest recorded data. It reminded me of how when I was a high school student were were all doomed to be frozen out of our state in the coming global ice age.
I do what I can to conserve energy and always have. I think it is silly that people who talk the most about global warming act like they have the corner on the conservation market. I've been inconveniencing myself because it is "good for the planet" and admittedly my pocket book a lot longer than their self-righteous selves. So, I don't suffer any guilt not believing in the "latest" threat to our existence.
- 1 decade ago
I am not a liberal either, although, when it comes to the environmental issues, politics should not be playing a part in this even though it seems that way in history. With this said, I skimmed at the history of weather patterns. Listened to the wiser people around me and hear what they recall. Then if you listen to Environmentalist, Scientist, Oceanographers, ext. The answer is not at all cut and dry. If the earth axes is tilting more to the sun as they are saying then we will see the changes. As drastic as they are saying? Time is the only answer for that as well. It can only be speculations. Are we responsible for the tilt? It probably does not help.
- CrGLv 61 decade ago
I wonder. Are we doing something grievously wrong that is causing the N. Pole to really melt, big time.
Does this seriously affect ocean currents?
Are we in for a season, soon to begin, with killer hurricanes?
Are the oceans poised to rise, forcing millions out of their homes world wide?
If you listen to Al Gore and others, it sounds like it is just around the corner.
The weather experts made such a big to do about inclement change last year, that I thought we were really in for it. Then it turned out to be one of the mildest hurricane seasons ever.
Personally, I hope its a natural cyclical occurrence.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Let me start off by saying we (my family and I) live, 100% “off of the grid and are completely self sufficient with a 0% Carbon footprint.
One problem with global warming is that the concept is so vague in the minds of the people. The critical interpretation is basically how it’s explained in school and the news. However most of the public see global warming connected with the ozone and pollutants which cause harmful greenhouse gasses, etc. therefore investigating and fighting for things like alternative energy (ie. Solar, wind, hydrogen, ethanol, biodiesel, etc)
Greenhouse gases are real and do contribute to global warming. Think of the different gas layers like ozone (o3) that circumference the globe as the clear plastic on a greenhouse. Longer rays of light from the Sun go in and reflect off different thermal masses bouncing back and creating shorter lengths of energy that cannot exist the plastic barrier. These beams then just continue to bounce around inside the green house until they’re finally absorbed completely (some do escape but very few), thereby warming the greenhouse greatly even in cold temperatures.
Basically there are 2 ways that this reaction (or lack of) affects the planet. Global warming and global cooling.
1. as we add to the gases in the stratosphere, where the ozone layer is (Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, etc), we add to the plastic of the greenhouse, trapping more short wave length energy and heating the earth more.
2. as we deplete the ozone (with chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs), we allow more long wave length energy, which bounces back out to space without heating any thermal masses on earth, thereby cooling the planet.
It’s pretty easy to see the results..
Melting ice sheets & glaciers
Floods & droughts
Great hurricanes & cyclones
New & resurgent diseases
There are many ways to stop both global warming and cooling from accruing or at least slow them down until we can discover a way to reverse it, but Stop burning fossil fuels is the biggest.
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- 1 decade ago
I think it is climate change and not global warming. In the 70's "they" were saying that the earth was going to freeze over. Now "they" are saying it is heating up. I think scientists have their agenda and that is that they want to be publicized. Nature will balance itself out
- RamasubramanianLv 61 decade ago
As of today global warming we speak has help to keep the world from getting ICE. i.e., human beings has made the starting of next ICE age by more than 1 millenium because of the Greenhouse gas emmission by us the total world has saved and increas the stage of warmth and moved the start of next ICE age by more than a millenium.
- J SLv 51 decade ago
These scientific organizations warn us that global warming is a serious threat. I believe they're right.
NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
State of the Canadian Cryosphere (SOCC)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Royal Society of the United Kingdom (RS)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS)
Academia Brasiliera de Ciências (Bazil)
Royal Society of Canada
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Academié des Sciences (France)
Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (Germany)
Indian National Science Academy
Accademia dei Lincei (Italy)
Science Council of Japan
Russian Academy of Sciences
Royal Society (United Kingdom)
National Academy of Sciences (United States of America)
Australian Academy of Sciences
Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts
Caribbean Academy of Sciences
Indonesian Academy of Sciences
Royal Irish Academy
Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Academy Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Who (other than you) says they're not right (and what's the agenda behind that person's position)?
- 1 decade ago
a ice berg which was alive for millions of years have been melted recently due to the increasing temperatures....
the temp increase made a lot of forest fires in USA and Australian countries...
large number of floods in all parts of the world...
polar bears have been striving for their lives...
in Antarctica, where we think no one lives has been a place for we to produce electricity and leave out the exhaust directly into the atmosphere...
new thing - ocean foam in Australia..
what are these things..
also do u know that the warmest years were only recorded in the last decades..
then too many coast lying regions will disappear in the forthcoming years..
Florida going to vanish one day..
Maldives going to be in the sea....
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I'm all for it. Humans are a tropical animal, warmer climates suit us well. Plus we'll be able to grow more food with less effort.